Based on real life events that led to tragic deaths of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his lover Baroness Mary Vetsera.

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Cast

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Countess Larish (as Genevieve Page)
Andréa Parisy ...
Princess Stephanie (as Andrea Parisy)
Ivan Desny ...
Maurice Teynac ...
Moritz Szeps
Mony Dalmès ...
Baroness Vetsera (as Mony Dalmes)
Moustache ...
Bratfisch
Fabienne Dali ...
Mizzi Kaspar
Roger Pigaut ...
Count Karolyi
Bernard La Jarrige ...
Loschek (as Bernard Lajarrige)
Véronique Vendell ...
Lisl Stockau (as Veronique Vendell)
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Based on real life events that led to tragic deaths of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his lover Baroness Mary Vetsera.

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No one woman could satisfy him...until he fell in love.

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Drama | History | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related scenes | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 December 1968 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Mayerling faciasi  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner Classic Movies)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)| (UK release) (RCA Recording System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mayerling is the name of the hunting lodge where the bodies of Crown Prince Franz Josef and the Baroness were found. See more »

Goofs

The Prince of Wales says that Queen Victoria is aged "85 " when she only lived till she was 81 when she died in 1901. She was aged 69 at the times of the events in this movie. See more »

Quotes

Archduke Rudolf: I've tried travel, I've tried politics, gambling, drink, I don't fancy young men. So, what's left?
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear against of a colour-changing background of glass frosted with ice flowers. At times, the ice is cleared, as though by a warm breath, and reveals the double-headed eagle of the Austro-Hungarian empire. See more »

Connections

Version of Mayerling (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Spartacus Suite
Written by Aram Khachaturyan
Arranged by Roland Shaw (uncredited)
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Splendid acting, sets, script. Wonderful movie.
13 December 1998 | by (Kailua, Hawaii, USA) – See all my reviews

Omar Sharif and Catherine Deneuve were both so splendid and believable in their roles. The sets were superb. The script and acting were top drawer. Part of the pathos of the movie is that it was based on a true story. Seldom is it hard for me to find a drawback to a movie. This movie is one well worth seeing more than once. It was hard to find the video, but I did, and purchased it immediately. History buffs will be enthralled. Romantics will be satiated. Just can't say enough in praise of the movie.


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